Monday, May 24, 2010

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle – Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier [2010] (Drama)

I randomply found the trailer to this movie on YouTube. And I was curious to watch it only because it's romanian. I will leave you with its description. I would give it a 7 on a scale from 1 to 10, considering that I didn't find the actors' performance very good, but the casted inmates look pretty authentic, lol.

You can watch it online HERE. English subtitles, of course:D

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle

Genre: Drama
Cast: George Pistereanu, Ada Condeescu, Mihai Constantin, Clara Voda, Marian Bratu


A teenager prisoner awaits his release when two weeks before that happens he’s told that his mother is returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a Sociology student, Ana, working in the penitentiary as an intern.
Silviu, a young delinquent, is about to be released from reform school. Only five days to go. But ever since he learned that his mother has suddenly reappeared on the scene after a long absence and is determined to take his young brother away to live with her, these five days have seemed like an eternity. Silviu himself has raised his little brother and loves him as if he were his own son. During his time behind bars Silviu has met and fallen head over heels in love with a young social worker who is studying psychology. Time is running out and his anxiety about his brother begins to turn into panic. Without a moment’s hesitation, he decides to kidnap Ana and run away with her. Once outside he gets his first taste of freedom: the wind in his hair, the open road – and his first kiss. Everything and anything seems possible. The male lead in this adaptation of a stage play by Romanian author Andreea Vălean is played by a nonprofessional, George Piştereanu, who is a high school pupil from Bucharest. He and the other members of the cast were chosen during a period of auditions that lasted six months. Among those given roles were a number of juvenile delinquents from a reformatory. The boys were permitted to attend acting classes in order to prepare for their roles. While Florin Şerban was making this feature film, director Ivana Mladenovic also shot a documentary film (working title “The World in Small Squares”) about the lives of young offenders in Romania.